CRAP! I totally spaced this blogfest....
The goal is to post the HOOKERS and HANGERS from various chapters in our manuscripts. For those of you not in the writing community, here's the definition:
Hooker: The beginning sentence of a chapter, meant to HOOK the reader and keep them reading.
Hanger: The last sentence of a chapter, meant to leave the reader HANGing so they want to turn to the next chapter, and keep reading.
Well! I've got only one finished MS, and one that has like, three chapters done, and a couple others that are started but not finished... either way, I'll give you something from everything I've got!
Today's all about the HOOKERS, so here we go!
others stared at him as though he was mad.
first week of training was the most painful she could ever remember.
Kolina began to register thought again, she felt sure she was dreaming.
- Dax’s arrow flew through the night.
- The first day of school always seemed to sneak
up on me, and I was totally not ready for it today. Then the inevitable
- The next morning I actually woke up on time.
- Before Ryan or I could stop her, Stephanie
lunged at me, throwing me against the wall.
- “Sir, we’ve got a disturbance in the atmosphere
somewhere above Colorado.”
TARGET (tentative title...)
- Her mother screamed, “No,
- Prince Alexander of Regania
sat on his uncomfortable throne, wearing his uncomfortable crown, listening to Lord
Maximus Vanden proposing something… uncomfortable.
- Carina was curled
into a ball on the extravagant dining room carpet.
I think maybe I've improved a bit over the course of my time as a writer. I definitely think the last ones are better than the others.
What do YOU think?
I'll see you on Wednesday for the HANGERS! (and I promise I won't be late this time!)
(And I can't figure out why the formatting is being dumb, so forgive the big blank spaces, please. I swear it doesn't look like that in the draft window...)
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